Limerick, County Limerick
'Black Light Vignette’ the new EP by FOX JAW
Out September 17th 2016 on CD & Digital Download
Following the success of the release of their brooding rock & roll floor fillers ‘Do You Want It All?‘ & ‘Hit It Off’ earlier this year, Fox Jaw take to the stage at Dolans Warehouse to release their brand new ‘Black Light Vignette’ EP, and celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary - an uncommon festivity for most bands in a time of transient and disposable music. Over the last decade they have grown from strength to strength, evolved, overcome and journeyed across Europe & North America with their signature sound. A few years older, wiser and with lessons learnt ... they’re still just getting started.
Taken from the EP, ‘Do You Want It All?’ hit the airwaves earlier this year with a flying start both at home and overseas, from getting picked up by over 30 college stations in the USA, to 2FM’s very own Dan Hegarty claiming it to be “one of the best songs they have ever done and they have done some bloody great tunes over the years”.
Mar 3rd - The Cafe Sessions, Cavan
Mar 5th - Sin É, Dublin
Apr 16th - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick
Apr 22nd - Upstairs Whelans, Dublin
Jun 11th – BARE in the Woods Festival
Jun 23rd – Roisin Dubh, Galway
Jul 8th – Thomond Sessions at The Stormy Teacup, Limerick (Acoustic Show)
Jul 16th – The Thirsty Scholar, Waterford
Jul 28th - Upstairs Whelans, Dublin - support to CC Smugglers(Acoustic Show)
Jul 31st – Wavemasters Surf and Music Festival, Spanish Point (Acoustic Show)
Aug 6th – The WasherWoman, Ballina (Acoustic Show)
Aug 19th – Rose Of Tralee Festival, Tralee
Aug 20th – The Speakeasy, QUBSU, Belfast
Sept 3rd – Electric Picnic, Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow, 2pm
Sept 17th - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick - EP Launch / 10yr Anniversary
Sept 22nd - Roisin Dubh, Galway (support to The Greasy Slicks)
Sept 23rd - Kasbah Social Club, Limerick (support to The Greasy Slicks)
Sept 24th - Upstairs Whelans, Dublin (8pm)(support to The Greasy Slicks)
Sept 24th - Canalaphonic Festival, Dublin (10pm)
Sept 29th - Harbour Bar, Bray
Dec 9th - Thomond Sessions at Lucky Lane, Limerick
April 22nd - Dolans Warehouse, Limerick - Record Store Day
Aug 19th - QUBSU, Belfast - Gascan Ruckus Summer BBQ
With over 300 shows, 9 Singles, 5 Vinyls Releases, 2 Albums, 2 EPs, countless festival appearances, TV appearances, Magazine Covers, Music Video Awards, Album Of The Year Awards, and only one flat tyre … Fox Jaw have been bringing their signature brand of rock and roll to audiences across Europe & North America for the last 10 years.
Described as ‘a modern band with an old soul’, they have a swaggering trend-shaking growl, but always kept it sweet and melodic with an honest collection of dark pop songs. Praised as “True hidden gems” (state.ie), 2014 proved to be their most successful year to date with the release of their 2nd album, ‘Ghost’s Parade’. With an impressive amount of airplay, raising many eyebrows in the music industry, ‘Ghost’s Parade’ is an album in full sonic technicolor, verifying the bands ability & love for a plethora of genres, above and beyond the pigeon holes many set for them. Recorded with producer Dave ‘Skippy’ Christophers (Josh Ritter, Whipping Boy, Mundy) & engineer Owen Lewis (Flogging Molly, Snow Patrol, REM), and mastered at Wav Mastering by Richard Dowling (David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Interpol).
Fox Jaw have played such festivals as: Electric Picnic, Indie Week (Toronto & Ireland), Castlepalooza, Knockanstockan, Indiependence, Sea Sessions, Wavemasters, AranMojo, Hard Working Class Heroes, Glasgowbury, Vantastival, Arthur’s Day & more…
They’ve shared the stage with such acts as:
Against Me!, The Strypes, Therapy?, And So I Watch You From Afar, Alabama 3, The Redneck Manifesto, Jape, Hayseed Dixie, HamsandwicH, Director, Fight Like Apes & many more.
Ronan Mitchell - Vox / Guitar / Piano
Morgan Nolan - Guitar / B. Vox / Keys
Shane Serrano - Drums / B. Vox / Clarinet
Manolis Pates - Guitar / B. Vox / Keys
Kieran J. Sims - Bass / B. Vox
More info: www.foxjaw.ie
Band Contact & Bookings:
'GHOST'S PARADE' Album Reviews:
Album Of The Week - Ara City Radio (LUX)
Album Of The Week - 2FM (IRL)
"A joy to behold ... Majestic" - 8/10
- U&I Magazine (IRL)
“Majestic full-band rock with a distinct Irish touch.”
– Nialler9 (IRL)
"Oscillating between bluesy hymns dripping with bass lines and good old-fashioned rock’n’roll-around-in-the-mud, Fox Jaw are punchier and sassier than your grandma after several cheeky sherries ... Fox Jaw represent the future of Ireland alternative rock bands."
- Itcher Magazine (UK)
"Songs that they can happily bring anywhere, and win audiences with ease ... They’ve carved out a sound that stays away from anything else that’s around right now."
- Dan Hegarty / 2FM (IRL)
"A feast for the ears. Dark, moody & slightly schizophrenic... An exciting sound that's unquestionably their own."
- Hotpress (IRL)
"One listen to Fox Jaw's second album and it's impossible to figure out what genre they fall under ... Therein lies the beauty of the Limerick quintet ... Such inconsistency should be catastrophic, but Fox Jaw triumphantly embrace their weirdness"
- The Irish Times (IRL)
"Wow ... Absolutely fantastic ... There's no justice if they don't go far!"
- Brendan O'Connor / The Saturday Night Show (IRL)
"A jaw-dropping album release ... One of the finest Irish rock albums of the year"
- The Irish Daily Mirror (IRL)
"Epic ... 13 cleverly crafted tracks leaning towards the dark side - but jammed with melody"
- The Irish Star (IRL)
"(Ghost's Parade) showcases solid songwriting along with enough originality that puts them on the cusp of breaking ... The thing that attracted me to Fox Jaw was that they were able to produce accessible rock songs that feel familiar while simultaneously finding their own signature sound ... Highly recommended."
- The Equal Ground (USA)
"Grit & inventiveness ... melodic, bluesy, dark and brooding"
- Luxemburger Wort (LUX)
"A swampy, blues-tinged foot-stomper swaggering with machismo"
- Goldenplec.com (IRL)
"The best thing they've done to date ... It's authentic and impressive ... This is assured, head boppin', rock 'n' roll."
- The Metro (IRL)
"The album is deliciously compelling ... the instrumental lines are well put together and boldly powerful moments keep the long album engaging from start to finish."
- Dublinconcerts.ie (IRL)
"A group with a unique alternative-rock and pop sensibilities, Fox Jaw’s music is both infectious and tensely presented through its overall production."
- The Last Mixed Tape (IRL)
"The band thrashes and flails about to music that’s something close to a peppy-meets-heavy cross-section of Franz Ferdinand and Glenn Danzig ... incomparably fresh sound"
- Lynnks Music (USA)
"Few bands can be both a winter and a summer but Limerick-based Fox Jaw manage to do just that. Their roots are planted firmly in soul music but with a healthy sprinkling of lighter, melodic beats; making their sound an intriguing combination of the light and the dark ... they make damn fine dark-pop songs!"
- Chasseur Magazine (IRL)
“The album is a cracker, bursting with influences from heavy rock leanings to delicate ballads, showcasing Fox Jaw’s ever evolving sound ... The future is yet to be written for this band, expect it to be in bright lights.”
– Limerick Leader (IRL)
“Propelled by a strutting alt-rock groove and raspy vocal delivery that combine to excavate wonderfully malevolent undercurrents”
– TheThinAir.net (IRL)